A poster for Byron 200, a program of events in collaboration with the university of Nottingham

Nottingham’s Byron

A programme of talks, workshops, events and an exhibition at Nottingham Central Library

When: May 2024 to August 2024

Nottingham’s Byron

A programme of talks, workshops, events and an exhibition at Nottingham Central Library

We are proud to host a programme of talks and events presented by University of Nottingham in partnership with Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham Museum & Galleries service and the Virtual Immersive Production Studios to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Byron’s death. The programme of events will run from May to August and focus on Byron’s connection to Nottingham, and the exhibition will run from 4 November 2024 to May 2025.  See below for details of talks – more to be added soon!

Advertising a talk for the Byron 200 years talk - Byron and Vampires.

BYRON AND VAMPIRES

This talk by Dr Sam Hirst explores the role Lord Byron played in developing the vampire and how we owe the image of the vampire as aristocratic predator extraordinaire to Byron… although not in the way he might have hoped.

Date: Monday 17 June 2024

Time: 2-4pm

Tickets are free but booking is essential

Advertising an event for the Byron 200 Workshops; this one is hosted by Angela Clerkin and is about Byron's Bear and other animals.

BYRON’S BEAR AND OTHER ANIMALS

Lord Byron kept a bear while he was a student at Cambridge, what would it be like to live with a bear and other animals, as Byron did?

Date: Wednesday 19 June

Time: 2-4.25pm

Tickets are free but booking is essential

Advertising an event for the Byron 200 year. This event is a talk by Dr Richard Gaunt

Byron – Poet, Rebel…Politician

Dr Richard Gaunt considers the political context in which Byron operated, and how his reputation as a rebel looks 200 years after his death.

Date: Tuesday 2 July

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Tickets are free but booking is essential

Advertising an event for Byrons 200 year, Ada Lovelace - Escaping Byron's shadow

TALK: ADA LOVELACE – ESCAPING BYRON’S SHADOW

The talk will explore Ada’s relationship with her father Lord Byron, his influence on her life and her remarkable achievement of escaping his shadow to create her own legacy.

Date: Tuesday 30 July

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Tickets are free but booking is essential